"In his well-attended keynote address at Linux.conf.au, Alan Cox
has outlined the changes made for the Linux 2.4 kernel...."
"The major section of the keynote then began with a short
explanation of the architectures on which kernel 2.4 runs. It will
run unaltered on Alpha and x86 platforms, but patches are available
for ARM, IA64, PPC, S/390 and Sparc. Cox then outlined the driver
changes for the release. "The core driver changes involve wait
queues and all PCI drivers should enable devices." The PCI changes
themselves include hot plug PCI registration/management and PCI
enablement for plug-and-play systems. These changes should improve
support for Linux on laptops."